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How to deal with thinning hair

Written by Jonti Ridley Before we even start, hair loss can be caused by a million and one different reasons. If you’re concerned your hair is thinning beyond a ‘normal’ amount – check in with your GP. Stress, hormones and diet are just a few factors that may be the cause, but on the off chance it’s something more than that you’ll be glad you checked in with your GP first.   Everybody loses their hair, it’s a fact of life! The rate and reasons differ between individuals (obvs), but it’s nothing to ashamed of or disgusted by. Our hair has a natural hair growth cycle, and by design needs to come out eventually. First is the anagen stage (active...
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How to tell fake silk from the real stuff

A quick read on how to spot fake silk. You will never know when these tips can come handy.
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Ultimate sleep test - with and without the silk hair turban

Watch our social media co-ordinator Jonti and her very best friend (/housemate) Lucy as they put our Signature Silk hair wrap to the test. Using Lucy's beautiful 2C curls, watch for yourself to see our turbans de-frizzing superpower in action. Compare the pair and watch our favourite power duo see the overnight results - sleeping with our turban Vs sleeping on plain old cotton sheets.
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Journey To Loving Your Curls Feat. Jazba Singh

Learn All About Jazba Singh’s Curly Hair Journey Via Instagram @beauty_nomad   By Shilpa Bhim   Welcome to the latest installment of Journey To Loving Your Curls, Ginas. This week we are sharing the highs, lows and everything in between of Jazba (Jaz) Singh’s curly hair journey.   Jaz, aka the beauty nomad, is a Melbourne based actress, model and blogger who champions genuine diversity and inclusivity across these industries. This woman is a force to be reckoned with!   Not only does Jaz want you to love the skin you’re in, but she also wants you to rock the curly tresses your mama gave you, like she does! Keep reading to find out all about Jaz and her curly...
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The Best Salons In New Zealand For Curly Hair

Find Out New Zealand’s Best Salons For Your Curly Hair Image Source:  Via Adrian Fernández By Shilpa Bhim A lot of you Ginas from across the ditch have been asking for some tips on the best salons in New Zealand for curly hair, like this list we pulled together for our Aussie Ginas. Here at Damn Gina, we are all about giving you Ginas what you want! So, we have rounded up the top salons for curly hair across New Zealand.  From the North Island to the South Island, consider this your little black book for a curly-haired dalliance or two. North Island Salons Vivo Salon, Mairangi Bay, Auckland If you’re looking for a curly hair specialist in Auckland or...
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The Best Hair Salons In Australia For Curly Hair

 Keep Your Curly Hair  In Check By Visiting One Of These Gina Approved Salons!  Source:  Philipe Cavalcante  on Unsplash   By: Shilpa Bhim Alright Ginas, it’s time to get serious about caring for your curly, wavy or textured hair. Your first order of business? Finding a hair salon that caters to the natural movement in your hair so you can rock that gorgeous mane you were blessed with at birth!   Anyone with a bit of curl, wave or texture in their hair knows that finding a hairdresser that treats your strands with the respect that deserve is no easy task. Fortunately for you, we’ve scoured all of Australia to find out the best salons for your curly hair.   ...
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Journey To Loving Your Curls Feat. Ash Paraskevas

  Learn All About Ash Paraskevas Curly Hair Journey Image Source:  Via Instagram @ashparaskevas By Shilpa Bhim   Welcome to our latest series, Ginas. Through the Journey To Loving Your Curls we will share the curly hair journeys of some amazing curly haired guys and gals.    We will highlight the ups and downs and general experiences that different people with curly hair have experienced on the road to loving the curls they were born with.    First up, the wonderful Ashlyn Paraskevas. Ash is a Melbourne based beauty and style blogger and influencer who is all about wholeheartedly being yourself. Ash is known for her gorgeous curls, and her epic hair care and styling tips – she rocks her...
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The Best Beauty Tips 5 Fabulous Ladies Received From Their Mums

Mum Knows Best! Find Out The Best Beauty Tips From Some Fabulous Mums. Image Source:  Sai De Silva   By Shilpa Bhim Most of you Ginas will have heard the saying that mum always knows best.  Well, it’s a saying for a reason. Because mums always do know what’s best, especially when it comes to beauty tips!  In celebration of Mother’s Day in Australia this Sunday 10 May, we asked 5 fabulous ladies to share the best beauty tips from their mums with us. And, we’re sharing these little nuggets of beauty wisdom with you. So let’s get to it! Roj Torabi Roj is a lawyer by day and a skinfluencer and host of the Roject Podcast by night. This Gina...
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The 12 Best Products To Help Put The Bounce In Your Curly Hair

Find Out Which Products Will Keep Your Curly Hair Looking Fabulous And Fresh!
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Curly Girl Method 101: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Beautiful Curls

Created by Lorraine Massey, the Curly Girl Method is about treating your curls (or waves or texture) with love, care and respect.   It encourages healthy hair habits to let your natural curl pattern shine. This means ruling our nasties (aka the things that don’t give your hair the TLC it deserves) like drying shampoos, heat, silicon and brushes.   The term  ‘co-washing’ is also attributed to the Curly Girl Method which means you skip the shampoo as it could be drying your locks out and stick to conditioner for a ton of hydration and bounce instead!
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Let customers speak for us

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Flat curls, uncomfortable and falls off

I have a 54cm head and lots of long thick hair so I thought the medium would be perfectly snug however it was super loose on my head, it moved around even when I wasn't sleeping. Lying down with it on it was quite uncomfortable around the ears. It also didn't stay on my head at all, and I'm not a very restless sleeper.
I contacted damn gina and was given plenty of tips to keep it on, one of which worked however involved it being super tight on my head which gave me headaches and made my curls flat and point in odd directions, so this is probably a better product for girls with straight hair.
I sent this product back to Damn Gina for a refund however am unfortunately out of pocket for shipping and returns, despite it not being a change of mind refund. I really really wanted to find a way to use this product.

On a more positive note, it does look cute and the damn gina team are very quick to reply to emails.

Hi B,
Thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry to hear that our turban was not a right fit for you.
I understand every woman's head and hair is unique and our turban may not be a right fit for everyone - however, we have created a product that helps and works for the majority of our customers.
In instances where it is not a good fit, we always refund and we have agreed to refund you too once we receive the turban. Our refund policy clearly states that we do not refund shipping when the product is not faulty. If we have to refund the shipping, we will have to add it to our product price - which is not fair on 97% of our customers who love the product.
As per your review, one of the methods we shared helped you tighten the turban but it ended up being too tight - but all the methods we suggest are adjustable and not permanent and you can adjust the level of tightness as per your liking.
And thank you for appreciating our timely response to your queries. Means a lot.

Really really nice!

Great quality material and really really nice customer service. Work really well at protecting my hair when I sleep. Thanks

The only scrunchie in proportion with my head :P

I have a big head. No, really, like... huge. Gigantic. When I was six, everyone in my class had to measure our skull circumferences, and mine was the largest of all the girls. Hats look small on me, if they fit at all. Scrunchies are lost to my gigantic cranium. Where are my sunglasses? Lost forever in the vast desert of my forehead. But when I put this scrunchie on, you.... can actually see it! And it's so much gentler on my hair than all those tiny ones you can buy - even the ones that say they're designed to damage your hair less. Plus, they're just so damn cheerful.

Of course, you tiny, I mean, normal-headed people will like them too - but for us ladies designed to headbutt our way into history, this scrunchie is really, really welcome!

You may need to pin it on if you have fine hair

I have below-waist length, straight, fine hair, which is the natural enemy of all caps like this - everything slides off it like water!

To make this cap work for my specific hair situation, I pin my hair into something that barely would qualify as a loose bun, but let's be generous to me and call it that. Next I put on the cap, then add two very thin, gentle-but-grippy clips to either side of my head - basically just far enough towards the back of my head that it they won't press into my scalp when I sleep (I'm a side sleeper). My hair is so fine that even mild clipping can damage it, so I'm trying to find some fabric-coloured clips to reduce the bend the current ones put into my hair overnight.

For less fuss, of course, you can buy a silk pillowcase. For me, I like the option of using one or the other - I have one pair of silk pillowcases, but when they're in the wash, I wear this cap. Plus, the cap is good if you are travelling and will be sleeping on normal pillowcases, but still want to minimise breakage to your hair - which, at my length, is a real concern! I do feel that using these caps, silk pillowcases, a good weekly 10 minute hair treatment routine and a lightweight leave-in conditioner is the only reason my fairy floss fine hair has managed to get below my waist and still look healthy.

Anyway, yes, it might be a bit trickier to wear if you have hair like mine, but overall, a great sleeping cap. Lovely construction and beautiful materials!

My hair has never looked better!

I wish I had one of these years ago. My hair looks and feels so much better and I don’t have to use nearly as much product to reduce my frizz. Absolutely amazing! 10/10 will recommend